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apples with oranges. are talking about on 90% is a number that the gao uses as an effectiveness ratio. it is a chelation of apprehension -- calculation of apprehension of the thames. technology is the part that will help us more confident in the -- in apprehensive. obviously everyone's when hundred percent of everything. wants 100% of everything. it will not happen. someone who has lived at the border the whole time, you can make it safe and sas can w h the forces you have. ththe at is al that we strive for. the 3500 additiol personnel for the ports of entry -- are for the ports of entries themselves. the ports have become so clogged and the lines get so long. that becomes an incentive to go around and try to sneak in through some other way. the 3500 and designed to meet what we need to accurately staff the ports. isthe 90% that the gao describing is the u.s. and border whether it is north, south, over water, or land, just the land period. >> those are the numbers from a recent report. >> i want to be sure i am clear. >> i understand. >> just to clarify for myself, the department is s
this apple, and there will be things we learned in that five-year period. but this is critical for america. if this were a physical attack on the country, there would be no question that the federal government through its military would stand in the breach and protect the country. there are no less dangerous attacks conducted against infrastructure, banks, airlines, other things every single day we are table help protect the private sector from and this bill goes a long way toward doing that i urge my colleagues to support the rule and the underlying bill and i yield back. thank you for the time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from florida. mr. hastings: thank you, mr. speaker. i'm privileged to yield five minutes to the distinguished gentleman from colorado, my colleague on the rules ommittee, mr. polis. the speaker pro tempore: the secret is recognized. mr. polis: where to -- the gentleman is recognized. mr. polis: where to begin. this is a critical issue for the country, getting the balance right between protecting american fra structure, our way of life, and yet this rule only
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